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Nature of the Mind to Accept Certain Things and to Reject Others is Bondage

The consciousness which is undivided imagines to itself desirable objects and runs after them. It is then known as the mind.

From this omnipresent and omnipotent Supreme Lord arose, like ripples in water, the power of imagining separate objects.

Just as fire born out of the wind (fanned into a flame) is extinguished by the same wind, so also that which is born of imagination is destroyed by imagination itself.

The idea of Self in what is not the Self is due to incorrect understanding. The idea of reality in what is unreal, O Rama, know that to be the mind (chittam).

‘This is he’, ‘I am this’, ‘That is mine’, such (ideas) constitute the mind; it disappears when one ponders over these false ideas.

It is the nature of the mind to accept certain things and to reject others; this is bondage, nothing else.

Yoga Vasishta